Active Support for IoT Startups

Würth Elektronik eiSos is a partner of the international ‘Innovation World Cup® Series’ event

Würth Elektronik eiSos, manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components, together with Navispace AG, organizer of the Innovation World Cup® Series, has agreed to a partnership to promote startups through an international innovation platform. For the first time, the prominent supporter will be in the starting line-up at StartupCon on September 18, 2018 at the LANXESS Arena in Cologne – with other events across the world set to follow.

The Innovation World Cup®, the IoT/WT event series successful for the last 14 years, is the world’s leading competition for startups looking to advance innovations in the field of Internet of Things and Wearable Technologies to market maturity. Thanks to the Innovation World Cup®, these companies are brought together with leading industrial partners.

“In addition to our established start-up promotion initiatives, we are glad to have the opportunity to support the Innovation World Cup® Series. What we really like about the events is that they are geared to practical support and networking,” says Alexander Gerfer, CTO of the Würth Elektronik eiSos Group.

The assistance from the electronics manufacturer to the Innovation World Cup® participants includes providing advice, components, design kits, and brokering interesting contacts to business partners.

First event of a series

Würth Elektronik eiSos is part of StartupCon on September 18, 2018 at the LANXESS Arena in Cologne. CTO Alexander Gerfer is part of the international ‘Tech Jury’, which narrowed down the best 20 finalists of the completion in the run-up to the event. On the big day, the potential young entrepreneurs receive information, advise and support from experienced experts from all product areas of Würth Elektronik eiSos.

Further appearances at events in the Innovation World Cup® Series are currently being planned.

„We are delighted to have Würth Elektronik eiSos as a partner on board,” says Dr. Sonja Sulzmaier, Managing Director of Navispace AG, initiator of the Innovation World Cup® Series. “Würth Elektronik eiSos is one of the leading companies driving the digital revolution in the industrial sector. For this reason, Würth Elektronik eiSos is a prime partner for our Innovation World Cup® Series and the innovative techpreneurs who join our competition and innovation platform.”

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